ianwelby (405) - - FEB 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber ale with a frothy head. Aroma is, unsurprisingly, strong hop but it has a tinge of citrus and possibly a sweeter fruit to it as well. Taste matches that though not as strong as you might expect from the scent, but it’s balanced nicely. There’s fruit in the finish but almost a toasty hint as well. Delicious.
Davros (1856) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows papaya, lychee and mango along with fruit confectionery notes. Pretty vibrant. Some clean malt in the background.
Similar flavours, incredibly fruity. There’s a mint note too. Not much in the way of malt, quite clean. The straightforward hop character is a little grassy.
Carbonation could be a little higher.
jmgreenuk (4002) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a hazy light amber with a big frothy white head and a few bubbles. The aroma is huge grassy hop, light caramel. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a super grass, nettle, light toothpaste hop bitter, dry spice palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A superb, refreshing, grass bucket IPA.
Hop_Hedonist (217) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mediocre compared to hoppy US/Australian/NZ pales ales - resin aroma follows through to moderately intense resiny herbal palate - needs to be way more vibrant and fruity for me.
HampshirePhil (135) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle (chilled) - Bright orange appearance with a slight still foam head. Little to no carbonation. Peach and fruity aromas and smooth on the tongue with just a hint of bitterness on the palate.
Sjohnh (98) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange with a bouncy white head. I think too many IPAs are dominated by grapefruit - happily this one leads with the mandarin and pineapple. The bitterness is present throughout and offsets the fruit well.
Burgers (237) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber with a thick white head. Aromas of floral hops and citrus. Taste medium sweet. Palate slightly sticky. Finish of hops.
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, tinned mandarin, biscuit. Sweet hay, mandarins, biscuit, juicy grapefruit, pineapple, some menthol. Dryish moderately bitter finish. A bit fruit saladish for me.
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg @ £3.50 a half in the White Horse, Parsons Green. Slightly hazy amber with a minimal white head. Pungent new world hop nose that intensifies as the beer warms up. Smooth carbonation with oily hop lubrication on the swallow. Near perfect balance of hop cocktail and juicy malts with ample body from ideal strength. Thank god for RB on my mobile; I would have overlooked this gem without your recommendations.
AdiBeer (867) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: very fruity, tropical fruits. Appearance: dark gold, small white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: strong hops, flowery, some hay. Overall: some mixed feelings about this one, palate too hoppy, or better - weirdly hoppy. Pint at the Holborn Whippet, Holborn.
Sarpa (761) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl from AbM @ home. Pours slightly hazy orange with a white head. Pine, floral hops, citrus in the aroma. Sweet, mandarin, cirtus hops flavor.